DJ Maphorisa
Birth nameThemba Sonnyboy Sekowe
Born (1987-11-15) 15 November 1987 (age 32)
South Africa
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • recording artist
Instrumentsvocals, sampler
Labels

Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe (born 15 November 1987),[1][2] popularly known by his stage name DJ Maphorisa, is a South African record producer and DJ.[3][4] As a record producer with a blend of house music and afropop, he has worked with and has received production credits from several notable artists, including Wizkid, Kwesta, Uhuru, Drake, Black Coffee, Major Lazer, Runtown, C4 Pedro, and Era Istrefi, among others.[5][6] DJ Maphorisa is presently signed to his record label BlaqBoy Music upon quitting Kalawa Jazmee Records.[7]

Discography

Collaborative Albums

• Scorpion Kings EP (with Kabza De Small) (2019) • The Return of Scorpion Kings (with Kabza De Small) (2019) • Scorpion King Live At Sun Arena (with Kabza De Small) (2020) • Once Upon A Time In A Lockdown (With Kabza De Small) (2020)

Singles

  1. The Banger
  2. "Omalicha Nwa"
  1. Ngud'
  2. "Mayibabo"
  3. "Afro Trap"
  1. Khona
  2. Kucheza
  3. Love Portion
  1. Bazoyenza
  2. Midnight Starring

Singles produced

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
AUS
IRL
NZ
SA
UK
US
US
R&B
/HH

"Ngud'"
(Kwesta)
2016 1 DaKAR II
"One Dance"
(Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla)[9][10]
2016 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • ARIA: Gold[11]
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RMNZ: Platinum
Views
"Suited"
(Shekhinah)
2017 1 Rose Gold
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
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References

  1. ^ "DJ Maphorisa BIRTHDAY Tweet". Twitter. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  2. ^ ""Being an artist is not about buying cars" says DJ Maphorisa". timeslive. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  3. ^ Sefiso Hlongwane (6 April 2016). "Mzansi celebrates DJ Maphorisa's collaboration with Drake". Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  4. ^ "DJ Maphorisa Set on Africa". Channel O. 8 April 2016. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ Diep, Eric (12 April 2016). "MEET DJ MAPHORISA, THE SOUTH AFRICAN CO-PRODUCER OF DRAKE'S "ONE DANCE"". Genius. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  6. ^ Dayile, Qhama (13 May 2016). "Dj Maphorisa's chart topping production on Drake's album and his new house and car". DRUM. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. ^ Moganedi, Kgomotso (13 September 2013). "DJ MAPHORISA TO GO AT IT ALONE!". Daily Sun. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  8. ^ http://sa-ema.com/local-chart/?week=2016-02-09. Retrieved 9 July 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "One Dance – Drake – Credits – AllMusic".
  10. ^ "Meet DJ Maphorisa, the South African co-producer of Drake's "One Dance"".
  11. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  12. ^ Dhlamini, Thobekani. "Shekhinah's Suited goes 10x platinum, diamond status". MSN. ZAlebs. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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